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  • Christmas Island
    Friday Aug 5, 1960

    Christmas Island

    The Media Statement of The Minister For Territories

    Christmas Island
    Friday Aug 5, 1960

    In a media statement on 5 August 1960, the minister for territories, Paul Hasluck, said, among other things, that, "His extensive knowledge of the Malay language and the customs of the Asian people... has proved invaluable in the inauguration of Australian administration... During his two years on the island he had faced unavoidable difficulties... and constantly sought to advance the island's interests."




  • Cyprus
    Monday Aug 15, 1960

    Cypriot intercommunal violence

    Republic of Cyprus was proclaimed

    Cyprus
    Monday Aug 15, 1960

    On August 15, 1960, the Republic of Cyprus was proclaimed.




  • Hamburg, Germany
    Wednesday Aug 17, 1960

    The Beatles

    Moving to Hamburg

    Hamburg, Germany
    Wednesday Aug 17, 1960

    Allan Williams, the Beatles' unofficial manager, arranged a residency for them in Hamburg, but lacking a full-time drummer they auditioned and hired Pete Best in mid-August 1960. The band, now a five-piece, left four days later, contracted to club owner Bruno Koschmider for what would be a 3​1⁄2-month residency.




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